…Here is the scenario: the Rule Zombies Ain’t So Bad is in effect, and every player has at least one zombie. The player who has the Car and no Friends plays the Goal I Alone Survived, which states that, in order to win, the player must have the Car, no Friends, and be the only player with no zombies (which is negated by the Zombies Ain’t So Bad Rule). The question is, in this situation, would the player with the Car and no Friends win, or, since Zombies Ain’t So Bad, is it fair to say that they would not be the only survivor, and the game continues?…
A: We agree with your second outcome, which is that, if Zombies Ain’t So Bad (ZASB), then there are plenty of other survivors, and you are not fulfilling the intent of the Goal I Alone Survived (IAS). I mean, if having zombies doesn’t affect the win conditions, is there really any difference between having them and not having them? (Hold on, dear reader – it turns out there IS, apparently, still a difference…)
WELL, I brought up to Andy that this raises an even thornier question: So does this mean that one simply can’t win with IAS, if ZASB is in play, because everybody else is also Surviving, with their Not-So-Bad Zombies? What if I am the only person with no zombies, and everyone else does have them? Honestly, I’m thinking that nobody would even think to question the outcome if one claimed victory in that scenario, since one is clearly meeting the stated win conditions… and yet I feel that we should address it.
He ruled that, in that case, you CAN claim victory with I Alone Survived, because, even if Zombies Ain’t So Bad… they’re still kind of annoying, so you really are in a superior position if you don’t have to deal with them. So if ZASB is in play, then the Goal basically becomes I Alone Remain Unpestered by Bothersome Zombies (IARUbBZ).